Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition
Lead Author(s): John Fairlie, Philip Sworden
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Introduction to Law in Canada, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive overview of the legal system, suitable for any program that includes introductory courses on Canadian law. This text builds on the existing structure of the best-selling first edition to substantially explore the nature of law, common and civil law systems, Canada’s constitutional framework, and the legal industry in practice. Changes to this edition include a new chapter on international law, updates to its numerous figures and examples, and streamlined coverage of legislation and legal ethics. This text also features discussion surrounding recent cases and issues pertaining to Indigenous rights, civil liberties, duties of good faith in contracts, and electronic commerce. Additionally, attention is paid to how the law applies in various regions across Canada, as well as how international law interacts with domestic law. This text’s organized, pan-Canada approach combined with its wealth of examples makes it the ideal resource for any course concerned with introducing the intricacies of Canada’s legal system.